Cape Charles Museum

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–  Cape Charles Museum

Cape Charles Museum

The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center opened in 1996 and is dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public the history of Cape Charles and surrounding areas. It is the hope of the Cape Charles Historical Society that inspiration from the richness of its past will help guide Cape Charles’ renewal and growth.
1 – Huntington Farm – Great Gathering Place – 2 Miles

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Huntington Farm – Great Gathering Place

Huntington Farm is a fantastic 14 acre gathering place for a large family or multi-family group.  Situated along Cherrystone Creek just 5 miles from the town of Cape Charles, it dates from the 1600’s when it was known at the Huntingdon Farm. Somewhere along the way, the “d” was replaced by a “t”  and hence the name Huntington. It is an ideal setting to get away from it all but still close to the great shops and restaurants in the town.

Built in the 1600’s and fully restored, it has a huge living area including a formal living room, formal dining room, a large modern kitchen and a family room with large picture windows looking out on Cherrystone Creek. The second floor sleeping areas include three bedrooms with en suite baths. Bedroom 1 has a king bed, bedroom 2 has a queen and bedroom 3 has two sets of bunk beds. There is also a sleeping/sitting room that has two day beds (twin size). 

2 – BayFront Escape- PRIVATE BEACH, COMMUNITY POOL & TENNIS STEPS FROM THE DOOR! – 4 Miles

BayFront Escape- PRIVATE BEACH, COMMUNITY POOL & TENNIS STEPS FROM THE DOOR!

This home is currently on the market and the owners will guarantee reservations through the end of December 2019.

Beautiful beachfront home on 2+ acres with 185’ private beach on the Eastern Shore of VA, with water swimmable even at low tide. Private community with pool, tennis court, volleyball net and private lake. Short drive to world class golfing at Bay Creek, with both Palmer and Nicklaus Signature golf courses. Dolphins, pelicans, ospreys, and eagles often seen right from the beach. Take long beach walks, go beach combing, kayaking, crabbing, fishing, and birding. All of this can be done right from the beach and/or at many fabulous locations nearby. Kayak rentals and eco tours nearby. Near Kiptopeke State Park, offering nature programs and Eastern Shore Wildlife Refuge with nature trails and  information center. Quaint town of Cape Charles nearby with town harbor, town pier, shopping and restaurants. Short drive to VA Beach Oceanfront. Easy day trip to Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Chincoteague. Cap each perfect day watching amazing sunsets from deck or beach.

Enjoy, kayaking, paddle boarding and beach combing. Kayaks can be delivered to the home during your stay.

Special rates for Bay-Creek Golf courses are available with this home.

This home is currently on the Market. At this time, the owners will honor any booking through the end of October 2019.

This gorgeous, sunny home provides beautiful Chesapeake views from almost every room.

Two spacious family rooms on the first floor each have a TV, books, games and comfortable seating, The fully equipped kitchen is perfect for entertaining and relaxing with friends and family. The kitchen is open to the dining room, family rooms and the expansive deck which overlooks the bay. The first floor bedroom offers a queen size bed and adjacent new full size bath with seaglass tiled shower.

The second floor features a magnificent master bedroom with a sitting area where you awaken to mesmerizing views of the bay. There are two additional bedrooms, one with a queen bed and views of the bay and the fourth bedroom with twin bedding. A sleeping loft offers a comfortable queen size sleeper sofa and TV.

The lower level offers a queen bed with a full bath and a spacious entertainment area with a large flat screen TV and an air hockey table.

PLEASE ADHERE TO THE NO PET POLICY.

IF YOU NEED TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS  FOR BOARDING, WE WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP.

 

 

3 – Park Place – Comfy Condo Close to Beach – 10 Miles

Spacious Living Room and DIning Area

Park Place – Comfy Condo Close to Beach

Located a walk away from Kiptopeke State Park, 7 miles from the Historic Town of Cape Charles and 3 miles from one of the Modern Wonders of the World, The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, Park Place offers the comforts of home and the location for easy day trips to Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and Chincoteague.  Park Place has been recently renovated by the new owners and shows pride of ownership. The Living Room easily seats 6 and all can watch the large flat screened TV offering a cable package including MLB. The dining Area is spacious with seating for 6 and the fully equipped kitchen finishes out the open concept living area so you’re never cut off from the rest of the family.

There are 2 first floor bedrooms and 1 full bath which makes it convenient for the elderly or small children to maneuver.

Upstairs is the ultimate Master Bedroom Suite offering a king size bed, mater bathroom with jetted tub, separate shower and dual sinks. A private balcony awaits you. To improve your stay, in addition to the central air, the owners have installed a free standing A/C unit to optimize your comfort in the Master Bedroom.

With close access to Cape Charles, you have a wonderful public beach, restaurants, shopping, jet ski rentals, theatre, library, ice cream shop, gourmet food stores and specialty shops. Artists abound on the shore and their work is amazing.

 

4 – Haven House – NEW LISTING 3 Bed Rooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 9+ – 400 Yards

Haven House – NEW LISTING 3 Bed Rooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 9+

Haven House is a new listing in a great location. Step off the front porch and you can walk to the beach, fishing pier, town park and the shops and restaurants.

Pet friendly for up to two dogs, it has a fenced back yard. 

It has four bedrooms that sleep 9 with the possibility of 11 with the futon. Three baths, two living rooms, a separate dining room and a completely modern kitchen. 

Conveniently located for day trips to Chincoteague, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg. Brochures will be available in the house to help you decide what to do each day.

5 – The Mermaid – Sleeps 10 in Prime Location – 400 feet to the beach – 1 Miles

The Mermaid – Sleeps 10 in Prime Location – 400 feet to the beach

Newly renovated. The Mermaid is ideally located just 3/4 block from the Cape Charles town beach and just a short walk to the shops and eateries along Mason Avenue, there are great views of the harbor and bay from the front porch and a large rear deck on which to hang out. The owner is in the process of furnishing the home with a beachy motif and the exterior will be painted in April when the weather is good.Since this is a new listing on March 1st, most of the prime dates are still available. 

6 – Chesapeake Dream – Restored Victorian 1 Block to the Town Beach! – 1 Miles

Stately Victorian 4 homes from the beach

Chesapeake Dream – Restored Victorian 1 Block to the Town Beach!

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Recently bought and already a showpiece. The owners have furnished their home with the comfort of their guests in mind. Located a short 1 block to the beautiful Cape Charles town beach, this home offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, office, 2 dining rooms, a spacious modern kitchen with plenty of prep area, a convenient laundry room off the kitchen and both side and back doors for convenience. The second level offers 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths. The third level is a true hideaway. Great for kids and also wonderful for a parents retreat. Spacious and private with an en-suite full bath.

Sit on the covered wrap around porch in comfortable rocking chairs and enjoy people watching, catching up on a good book or a midday nap. When your rested from a hard day at the beach, walk the two blocks into town for restaurants, shopping, homemade ice cream (so good!) and watching the sun set over the Bay. We celebrate sunsets, as one is more beautiful than the next.

Cape Charles is golf cart friendly. Leave your car at the house and explore the town and Bay-Creek from your golf cart rental. From chartering a boat, to taking a guided kayak tour, horseback riding, winery tours, eco tours or antiquing , you’ll remember this vacation for years to come.

7 – BayPoint – 800 Yards

BAY POINTE

BayPoint

Bay Pointe is a wonderful family vacation home that just became available. The new owners have lovingly improved the features of the home making it a great vacation retreat. This home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a dining area as well as seating at the Kitchen breakfast bar. A Living room and Family room to spread out. The Family room has a sleeper sofa making it possible to sleep 8 comfortably. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms. Two with queen beds and the third bedroom with bunk beds. A full bath with tub is also on the second floor.

The home has a side entrance off the kitchen that leads to the backyard. A new brick patio was just installed as well as a fire pit. There is alley access for off-street parking as well as street parking in front.

 

 

8 – Salt Flats – WHY STAY IN A HOTEL. ENJOY A LOFT STYLE APARTMENT – 500 Yards

Salt Flats – WHY STAY IN A HOTEL. ENJOY A LOFT STYLE APARTMENT

In the heart of downtown Cape Charles, a modern loft style apartment with all the comforts of a 4 star hotel suite! The best part is this property is DOG FRIENDLY!

Upon entering, you’ll see the amazing job the owners did in designing the space. The living room, dining room and kitchen flow into one another without being the least bit crowded. A must have screened in porch was added this year.  The window in the kitchen can be opened as a pass thru so you may enjoy an outdoor meal or simply drinks at the end of the day.

The Master Bedroom offers a King size bed and vanity area. The Master Bathroom with an enormous walk in shower, separate water closet and oversized walk in closet lies just off the bedroom.

As a bonus, there is a multi purpose room. The vintage work desk is large enough to spread out a laptop and files (if you must bring work with you). The laundry area is also located here for your convenience. In looking at the photo’s, this does not look like a laundry room. Again, the owners have put quite a lot of thought into the design.

The property offers plenty of parking. If you have a boat or motor home, there is room enough for both! A public boat ramp is available at the town harbor with direct access to the Chesapeake Bay.

Cape Charles is conveniently located at the southern most point on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. There are a number of restaurants, bars, ice cream shops, unique shops, bait and tackle, library, pharmacy, doctor’s office, hardware store. Food stores and additional restaurants are a 2 mile trip to the highway. 

If you want to explore more of the area, Cape Charles is poised for day trips to Chincoteague to see the wild ponies and ocean, Williamsburg and Busch Gardens to name a few.

 

 

 

9 – Luxury Craftsman Cottage-Sleeps 6, Only 500 Feet To Beach – 1 Miles

Luxury Craftsman Cottage-Sleeps 6, Only 500 Feet To Beach

“Built with character” this mission-style cottage is actually under 15 years old yet looks like its been here for a century. One block from the beach in the serene Chesapeake Bay town of Cape Charles. Step back in time to a Mayberry-like atmosphere in a pristine cottage with all new furnishings. This home was built to seamlessly fit in to the turn of the century architectural style of the town, and is furnished with a beachy restoration theme in mind. If you want a fully-stocked rental located one block from town and one block from the beach, this home is for you! Perfect for a family, couples (golfers will enjoy nearby Bay Creek!) and girls weekends! A luxury property.

10 – Pelican Watch – 1 Block to Beach, Kayak Included PET FRIENDLY – 1 Miles

ONE BLOCK TO BEACH,  BAY VIEWS, KAYAK INCLUDED

Pelican Watch – 1 Block to Beach, Kayak Included PET FRIENDLY

This is a charming 1000 sq ft cottage with bay breezes. You are a 600 foot walk to the bay beach and a few blocks to the restaurants, shops, harbor, fishing pier, theater and marina. This is the quiet end of town and the yard is fenced in so pets are considered. 3 bedrooms, 1 downstairs with queen bed, 2 upstairs bedrooms, one with two twin beds and the other with one twin bed. 1 bathroom downstairs with tub/shower combo. Comfortable airy living room. Small well-equipped kitchen and separate dining room. Utility room with washer/dryer.

NEW THIS YEAR-OUTDOOR SHOWER

The steps to the second floor are on the steep side. Elderly or very small children should be monitored.

Gas grill and 2 person kayak in yard. Wifi Internet/DishTV/DVD/CD. Romantic, cozy and clean. On street parking for car and boat. Charter a fishing boat or walk to the pier and fish for free. Sunsets are spectacular down on the beach. The house is on the north end of the beach, and we love watching the seagulls and pelicans and other shore birds perching on the pilings from the old ferry dock.

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The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center opened in 1996 and is dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public the history of Cape Charles and surrounding areas. It is the hope of the Cape Charles Historical Society that inspiration from the richness of its past will help guide Cape Charles’ renewal and growth.

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Category:
Museum
Address:
740 Randolph Ave
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310-3308
Phone:
757-442-2821
Web Address:
http://www.smallmuseum.org/capechas.htm